Bestival Beauty (and Boobs)

bestival fancy dress

A few little festival beauty bits to share with you – I don’t know whether you can tell that I was attempting to go to the Bestival fancy dress as Dolly Parton, but I was. Im well aware that I didn’t quite get there and that I look more like Porno-Cowgirl, but such is the way when you leave yourself all of twenty minutes to create a fancy-dress outfit! In all honesty, if you removed the wig and the inflatable boobs (best fiver I have ever spent!) then it’s pretty much my normal self. But let’s take a closer look at my face, shall we? (Apologies to Dolly, at this point, and yes, I know that my lips have smudged!)

bestival fancy dress

Lips: Urban Decay Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Colour in ‘Adrenaline’, £14 from BeautyBay here:

Eyes: Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Bourbon, £13 here: Illamasqua Pigment, £15.50 from Selfridges here:

Face: Illamasqua Shimmer Blush in Ambition, £16.50 from Selfridges here:, Eye Rock ‘Designer Eye Fashion’ (applied in the wrong place, obviously!) £22 from Eye Rock

Body: Urban Decay Tattoo from set, £30 from BeautyBay here:

The Urban Decay 24/7 makeup stays on for absolutely ages! Well over twenty-four hours if it needs to – and that’s even without a primer or a setting spray, both of which Urban Decay make brilliant versions of. The Eye Rock definitely added a little sparkle and glamour and the Illamasqua products were theatrical to say the least! They’re definitely not for the faint hearted – the pigment alone gives an intense, deep colour that has instant impact, but layered with other shadows, it’s like some kind of powdered precious metal! I’ll be experimenting more with the Illamasqua products in the future – I’m predicting a full-on look with huge lashes and slicked-back hair?

That’s enough ‘reliving’ of Bestival. Back to work. Oh – in case you were wondering, the blow-up boobs were from the fancy dress shop. They looked rubbish in the box, but they are brilliant once inflated. The wig was twelve pounds and had quite an impressive amount of volume. Hours of fun! Ahem..

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  1. Jan
    September 23, 2011 / 8:32 am

    This made me laugh so much Ruth, I get a load of wigs at Christmas so we all sit around like Cher/Dolly/Frank Z/Roy Wood – I think for Dolly though you need a bigger head! xx

  2. tsunimee/liloo
    September 23, 2011 / 10:15 am

    we are going to need a review of the blow up boobs!! :) xx

  3. Ally
    September 23, 2011 / 12:34 pm

    One of the greatest posts to wake up to in my email inbox. Though, the picture scared me at first…

  4. Harmony
    September 23, 2011 / 1:46 pm

    Oh Ruth ! I can´t believe no one commented yet…
    The boobs and the wig are truly impressive and quite a turn off but the make up is really pretty ;-)
    Greetings from a French expat in Berlin

  5. Lisa
    September 23, 2011 / 1:48 pm

    Totally awesome costume. Hope you had a great time at your festival.

  6. Elizabeth
    September 23, 2011 / 2:00 pm

    Just wanted to let you know that the new Tom Ford fragrances and lipsticks have arrived at Saks in the U.S. But I guess we will have to keep waiting for the rest of the cosmetics. :(

  7. Sue
    September 23, 2011 / 2:38 pm

    Wow! Totally Dolly! I’d love to see an Illamasqua look, by the way … and yes, 24/7s are brilliant. Love the pigment as well as the staying power xx

  8. Coco
    September 23, 2011 / 3:24 pm

    Must be the angle of the photo or your legs got skinnier? Educogym?
    If would have never guessed you were going as Dolly Parton! Haha!

    good day xoxo

  9. Style Souk
    September 23, 2011 / 4:18 pm

    Just hilarious…

    I need to get me some of the inflatable knockers! ;0)

    Sarah x

  10. Vera F. Melnyk
    September 23, 2011 / 8:28 pm

    Oh God, I saw this post right before going to a (very serious) class…. :x

    Another issue. I’m freaking out! I just ordered at my Clarisonic from Urban Retreat for the first time. Actually I don’t even order online very often. The delivery adress is outside the UK, so I am supposed to pay about 8 pounds for delivery…but I didn’t! The total charged was only the 120 pounds of the clarisonic, the address is correct and I actually chose the post delivery option. I wonder if there’s something wrong, if I just don’t pay the first time I order, if it’s billed after it’s dispached…?

    I have simulated another order of the same item, and then the 8 pounds of the delivery are already charged in the total amount. So strange… Does anyone know what’s going on?

    Thanks a LOT!
    Vera xx

    • admin
      September 24, 2011 / 3:02 pm

      @Vera is it maybe free shipping because of the order value? xx

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